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11:30 AM ET, May 2, 2007


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Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg This: 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5- 63-56-88-c0  —  Today was an insane day.  And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts...  In building and shaping the site I've always tried to stay as hands on as possible.  We've always given site moderation (digging/burying) power to the community.
Jay Adelson / Digg the Blog:
What's Happening with HD-DVD Stories?  —  I just wanted to explain what some of you have been noticing around some stories that have been submitted to Digg on the HD DVD encryption key being cracked.  —  This has all come up in the past 24 hours, mostly connected to the HD-DVD hack …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Surrenders to Mob  —  To say what happened today on Digg was a "user revolt" is an understatement.  The Digg team deleted a story that linked to the decryption key for HD DVDs after receiving a take down demand and all hell broke loose.  More stories appeared and were deleted, and users posting the stories were suspended.
Spread this number  —  09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.  Wanna know what's so important about it? … The movie industry is threatening Spooky Action at a Distance for publishing that number, specifically with copyright infringement.  —  I had no idea a number could be copyrighted.
Digg fights user revolt over HD-DVD ban - Digg founders took HD-DVD sponsorship.  —  The founders of - which has been rocked by an unprecedented user revolt over the release of an HD-DVD decryption code - accepted sponsorship from the organization behind HD-DVD last year.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Digg Gives Into User Revolt; Are Those DMCA Takedown Notices Even Valid?  —  After a grassroots revolt by Digg users, Digg has decided to stop censoring posts about an HD-DVD decryption number used by the industry-backed Advanced Access Content System to protect HD-DVDs.
Geeks Will Not Be Silenced: Breaking: Digg Riot in Full Effect Over Pulled HD-DVD Key Story  —  The power of Web 2. is in full effect over at Digg, where users are revolting over Digg's decision to pull a story (that netted over 15,000 diggs) and reportedly boot a user for posting …
Psychohistorian / Wired News:
C0 88 56 63 C5 56 41 D8 5B E3 74 9D 02 11 F9 09  —  The key, in itself, is nothing.  It barely even qualifies as an instruction for circumventing a technological protection measure, which is illegal under the DMCA.  —  The key was previously posted by Wired in this story: new_hddvdbl.html
Discussion: digg
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Fundraising for the Digg Lawsuit  —  Kevin Rose just posted on the Digg blog to say that they can no longer stem the tide - the community just can't survive if all the members are at odds with the site's staff:  —  But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you've made it clear.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
NO MERCY - DIGG OUT OF CONTROL  —  Digg is imploding today.  Literally.  The site's million plus users have turned on Digg's management, covering the entire site with an HD-DVD encryption key that the moderators were fighting to remove.  You can't even submit a story right now …
Stuff to Think About:
How I got banned from Digg
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
Mob Takes Over at Digg, Widespread User Revolt
Discussion: Geek News Central
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Digg users revolt over AACS key
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Kdawson / Slashdot:   Censoring a Number  —  "Months after successful discovery …
Mathew /
Digg vs HD-DVD: a social network revolts — updated
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
The Reason Why Digg Removed That Story
Ryan Block:
Users turn against Digg: anatomy of a massive online revolt
Discussion: digg
The DMCA on Social News Sites
Discussion: digg
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:   Web-page aggregates links to "forbidden numbers" used to break HD-DVD
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Barry Diller Goes Local  —  Barry Diller wants his employees is hit the streets.  —  Diller's employees at IAC/InterActiveCorp (nasdaq: IACI - news - people ), his confusingly named grab bag of Internet outfits, are making a concerted push into local markets using a variety of strategies.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Search Engine Land
Teresa Fausti /
FCC Approves First WIMAX-CLASS Laptop Card to be Offered by Clearwire  —  Approval Marks Major Milestone for Release of Product Later this Year that Facilitates Greater Portability and Mobility on Clearwire's U.S. Network  —  —  Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ …
Cablevision Agrees to Be Taken Private By Dolans (Update2)  —  Cablevision Systems Corp. agreed to be taken private by the Dolan family in a $10.6 billion transaction, ending a two-year effort by the cable-television provider's founders to win full ownership of the company.
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Google Calendar catches MSN's - Or Where oh where is the Windows Live Calendar?  —  Another Hitwise graph showing more disappointment for MSN/Windows Live - this time for Calendar.  Since its inception in April, Google Calendar has been steadily gaining market share, while both MSN and Yahoo have been losing theirs.
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
Changing Course  —  Yesterday was my last official day at Teqlo, I am now 1) focusing on other interests, 2) spending time with family, and 3) devoting myself to clean technology.  Well, #1 and 2 for sure... I am just throwing #3 in because it's so damn trendy.
Charles Knight / Read/WriteWeb:
The Top 100 Alternative Search Engines, April 2007  —  This is the best list of Alternative Search Engines I have ever done.  It has to be.  With each monthly update, several things happen that serve to improve the list.  One, I have spent a month - since the March update …
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